Missy Elliott + Timbaland Not Participating In Aaliyah Posthumous Album Says Manager
Contrary to previous reports, Missy Elliott and Timbaland are not involved in the posthumous Aaliyah album. Missy and Timbo's manager issued a press release (via Billboard), stating they "will not be participating" on the Drake and Noah "40" Shebib executive-produced project.
"Although Missy and Timbaland always strive to keep the memory of their close friend alive, we have not been contacted about the project nor are there any plans at this time to participate," said Mono Scott-Young. "We've seen the reports surfacing that they have been confirmed to participate but that is not the case. Both Missy and Timbaland are very sensitive to the loss still being felt by the family so we wanted to clear up any misinformation being circulated."
Missy also shared a few words about the late songbird in the statement. "Tim and I carry Aaliyah with us everyday, like so many of the people who love her," she eulogizes. "She will always live in our hearts. We have nothing but love and respect for her memory and for her loved ones left behind still grieving her loss. They are always in our prayers."
This unfortunate news comes days after Aaliyah's cousin, Jomo Hankerson, who co-owns Blackground Records, stated that Missy and Timbaland were contributing to the project. "One of the records that we had that was never released was a Missy record that we obviously are going to be refreshing," he said, adding, "I can tell you that Timbaland will definitely be involved, Missy will definitely be involved."
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